Simple tips to prevent cholera

More than 10 cases of cholera have been reported from Kerala recently. The health officials of the state are taking preventive steps to stop the spread of the disease by creating awareness among the people.

Cholera is caused by consuming polluted food or water. The infection can lead to death if left untreated.

Symptoms of cholera include diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, dehydration, stomach and leg cramps.

Here are basic tips to prevent getting infected with the illness.

Drink only safe and clean water.

Cook food properly and keep it covered.

Avoid uncooked fruit and vegetables. Also avoid shellfish, seafood and salads.

Wash your hands often with soap and clean water.

Maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness.

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